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New Minnesota Chief Justice Lorie Gildea smiles at the crowd Monday as former Chief Justice Russell Anderson applauds following Gildea taking the oath of office. She became Minnesota's 22nd chief justice. Photo/Don Davis

Gildea sworn in as Minnesota's chief justice

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ST. PAUL -- Lorie Skjerven Gildea learned at an early age how to tackle difficult situations.

Gildea, who on Monday was sworn in as the Minnesota Supreme Court's 22nd chief justice, was a young 4-H member when she took her Shetland pony, Carmel, to the Red Lake County Fair. Older 4-H members were sure she would "freeze up" and fail in the horse competition, former Minnesota Chief Justice Russell Anderson said.

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